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Re: George Allen & Unwin: A Remembrancer on eBay
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I recently bought a British Library publication "The British Book Trade: An Oral History"

http://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Book- ... tle_0/279-8882627-8322664

"The British book trade underwent radical change at the end of the twentieth century. The old family firms were being replaced by conglomerates and the ending of the Net Book Agreement gave shops new freedom to compete by cutting prices. "The British Book Trade: An Oral History" is more than a book about books - it describes the world in which books happened, and how that world has changed. This volume provides access to a culture often perceived as glamorous, incestuous and hard to enter, through the words of insiders across the board, from sales representatives and shop assistants, to secretaries, editors and executives. Their experiences range from the 1920s to the present day and include recollections of the British trade at home and overseas as far as Australia, South East Asia and India. The accounts are drawn from the Book Trade Lives collection of in-depth oral history interviews recorded by National Life Stories and accessible through the British Library Sound Archive. To anyone with an interest in the book trade or oral history, they have challenging, entertaining and illuminating things to say."

The book was largely funded by the Unwin Trust and one of the key individuals who pushed for the records to be made was Rayner Unwin.

So I thought, let's see Rayner's view on publishing. There is nothing in the book from Rayner, though part of an account from Rayner's wife is included on Tolkien.

Rayner stated that he did not need to contribute to this book because everything is in his book "George Allen & Unwin: A Remembrancer", which is a shame as it is so difficult to get hold of a copy of the book.

Posted on: 2011/7/15 10:03


Re: Calendars for sale
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I'm sure our calendar expert member (Parmastahir) will be able to give you some advice, but he has already posted some information on his web site which you may find useful on rarity and value.

http://www.tolkiencalendars.com/worth.html

I also think eBay is probably your best bet to sell them.

Posted on: 2011/7/15 9:48


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I'd list them on eBay.

Posted on: 2011/7/15 9:18


Calendars for sale [1977 > 1980]
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I have 9 Tolkien calendars from 1977 to 1980, desk and wall, that my husband held on to and I would like to sell them if they have any value. They are in mint condition in cardboard slips, unopened. Is there a market for them? Can anyone give me any advice? I'm afraid that if I die, my kids will toss them. Thanks.

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Re: George Allen & Unwin: A Remembrancer on eBay
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I have sent an e-mail to Merlin Unwin Books regarding the book and asked if they could perhaps consider to re-publish the book for the greater public (perhaps as a print-on-demand?) because there seems to be quite a lot of interest in it, especially from Tolkien 'fans' because of the two chapters on the relationship between Rayner and the professor, but that a copy of the book is hard to come by and often (extremely) expensive when one finds a copy.
I received this answer:

Dear Mr Denys,
Very many thanks for your email and your interest in George Allen & Unwin: A Remembrancer. Whilst there are currently no plans to reissue the book at present, I will bring the matter to the attention of my colleagues and hopefully we can reconsider the matter.
Best regards Jo For Merlin Unwin Books


Let's hope for the best!

Posted on: 2011/7/15 6:45
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